In case you didn’t know, tomorrow marks the day that National Pick Strawberries Day is observed. The day is celebrated on the 20th May, annually. With the summer season on the horizon, this presents us with the perfect time to go strawberry picking while you’re on your treehouse holidays, for example!
You can usually get involved in some strawberry picking between late April and throughout the summer, and the countryside is the perfect place to do this. When you are harvesting strawberries, you should be on the lookout for the bright red, plump and firm ones.
Some quick facts about the strawberry you might be interested in include that they are members of the rose family, they are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside, provide a wonderful source of vitamin C, are low-fat, low in calories and a good source of fibre, folic acid and potassium. Also, strawberries can be consumed to help fight bad cholesterol and have the ability to reduce inflammation.
Strawberries were originally grown in France during the late 18th century. Before this, people would collect wild strawberries and use as a fruit source.
You can enjoy some freshly picked strawberries and use the #PickStrawberriesDay hashtag when you post on social media to let people know that you’re getting involved!